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Overview Correspondence, diaries, photographs, account books and journals, land and tax records, manuscripts, scrapbooks, notes, transcripts, reports, newspapers, clippings, promotional materials, and ephemera, relating to the family, life, career, and intellectual pursuits of Orange County, California, avocado rancher and historian William McPherson (1885-1964). Family papers document the McPhersons' settlement in Orange County in the 1870s, and their involvement in local agriculture, first in the...
Dates: 1664/65-1970.; Majority of material found within 1884 - 1945
Abstract: This collection of papers was assembled by Jeffry Pendergast. The Prendergast papers include documents about water rights and water supply in California from 1944-1962. Subjects include California Division of Water Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and the Areas/Counties of Origin. The area of origin statutes represent a legislative response in California to an absense of an effective for market pricing water.